Grieving is a personal and highly individual experience. Some people find grief comes in stages, where they experience different feelings such as denial, anger, guilt, depression, and eventually acceptance and resolution. Others find that grief is more cyclical, coming in waves, or a series of highs and lows. The lows are likely to be deeper and longer at the beginning and then gradually become shorter and less intense as time goes by.
Grief can be complicated by the role the animal played in your life. For example, if your pet was a working dog or a helper animal such as a guide dog, then you’ll not only be grieving the loss of a companion but also the loss of a coworker. If you cared for your pet through a protracted illness, you likely grew to love him even more.
If you lived alone and the pet was your only companion, coming to terms with his loss can be even harder. If you were unable to afford expensive veterinary treatment to prolong the life of your pet, you may even feel a profound sense of guilt.
For many people a pet is not “just a dog” or “just a cat.” Pets are beloved members of the family and, when they die, you feel a significant, even traumatic loss.
The level of grief depends on factors such as your age and personality, the age of your pet, and the circumstances of their death. Generally, the more significant the loss, the more intense the grief you’ll feel.
We would like to congratulate you on your decision to allow your pet to be cremated in acknowledgement of the dignity it deserves. The process from here on has been simplified to cut out any further stress and aims to take the burden off your shoulders:
- Contact us via email or submit any questions through our request form.
- Within two days we will return your pet’s ashes, sealed inside the container of your choice, whether supplied by us or yourself.
- Bring along your favorite photo of your pet and we will incorporate it on the death certificate.
- We will assist you in setting up a special shrine in a special corner of your home if necessary
We customize a grave stone for your beloved pet. Please inquire on what you would like.
For those really special little pet angels. Ashes are presented inside a wooden box.